2017 News & Interviews

Climate Change is Happening Faster Than Expected, and it's More Extreme (December 26, 2017)

Bob Berwyn for Inside Climate News explains why new research suggests human-caused emissions will lead to bigger impacts on heat and extreme weather.

Year In Review: The Realest News of 2017 (December 24, 2017)

The Real News Network and The Baltimore Beat combine the big climate stories of the year.

How blogs convey and distort scientific information about polar bears and Arctic sea ice (December 22, 2017)

Bart Verheggen writes about climate denialist attacks on recent articles about climate denialists.

2017 was a terrible year of climate disasters -- and too many media outlets failed to tell the story (December 20, 2017)

Lisa Hymas of Media Matters for America explains why hurricanes, heat waves, wildfires, and beyond have contributed to a terrifying year of disasters in the U.S.

EarthTalk: Global warming not at fault [well, actually it is] (December 20, 2017)

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier explains how no single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known. 

Pruitt’s Plan to Debate Climate Science Paused as Science Confirms Human Link to Extreme Weather (December 19, 2017)

Julie Dermansky of the DeSmog Blog explains Pruitt's plans to debate climate science. 

The Energy 202: NASA and NOAA are still talking about climate change. That's notable (December 19, 2017)

Brady Dennis of the Washington Post explains how other Trump government entities have altered their language around global warming. 

Is The Trump Administration Attacking Climate Scientists (December 19, 2017)

Dr. Mann's latest interview with Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture.

Stolen Emails. Wikileaks. White Supremacists. Donald Trump. It All Happened in 2009. (December 18, 2017)

Rebecca Leber & AJ Vicens of Mother Jones explains how the news in 2009 could have been a blueprint for 2016

These weather events turned extreme thanks to human-driven climate change (December 15, 2017)

Carolyn Gramling, of Science News Magazine, explains why many weather events turned extreme thanks to human-driven climate change. 

Focus on Climate Solutions, Panelists Say (December 15, 2017)

Randy Showstack of the American Geophysical Union explains how there is still time to prevent dangerous climate change issues. 

2017 AGU Fall Meeting Press Conference: Climate solutions (December 13, 2017)

Dr. Mann participated in a panel discussion with other scientists to discuss how to respond to the global challenge of climate change. 

We Are All California (December 7, 2017)

Emily Atkin of The New Republic writes about how the nation's leader of the climate resistance is getting pummeled by global warming. 

National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom (December 7, 2017)

An AAUP Committee A report on threats to academic freedom in science, focused on international scholarly exchanged and climate science. 

Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California (December 5, 2017)

Evan Halper of the Los Angeles Times explains a new threat approaching California. 

Climate Change & Anthropocene Extinction 37: If the sea ice goes, so does the Arctic ecosystem (December 3, 2017)

Rolf Schuttenheim of bits of science explains what happens if the sea ice completely disappears.

CNN Global Warming Special (December 2, 2017)

Dr. Mann appeared in the CNN Global Warming special where Clarissa Ward traveled to Greenland to examine how the melting ice sheet is affecting coastal sea levels.

Bill McKibbin: Winning Slowly is the Same as Losing (December 1, 2017)

Bill McKibbin in Rolling stone questions what it will take to get our politicians to seriously act on combating climate change. 

How do you Spot a Climate Science Denial Blog? Check the Polar Bears (December 1, 2017)

Kyla Mandel of DeSmog UK explains how to work out what is legitimate scientific reporting and what is not.

Revealing the Methods of Climate-Doubting Blogs (November 30, 2017)

Gabriel J Popkin of Inside Science News Service explains how and why climate skeptics have prospered in the blog atmosphere.

New Study Uncovers the 'Keystone Domino' Strategy of Climate Denial (November 29, 2017)

Dana Nuccitelli of The Guardian explains how climate denial blogs are misinforming people with poor scientific arguments. 

Weather Gone Viral (November 29, 2017)

Look out for Dr. Mann in The Weather Channel Weather Gone Viral  "Saving The Planet" episode on December 3rd at 8 PM ET

Polar Bear Blogs Reveal Dangerous Gap Between Climate Change Facts and Opinions (November 29, 2017)

This article from phys.org explains how climate change discussions on social media show the large gap between the facts and climate deniers opinions.   

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy (November 29, 2017)

Dr. Mann co-authored a new study by Harvey et al published in the American Institute of Biological Sciences explaining the increasing surface temperatures, arctic sea-ice loss, and other evidence of...

Michigan and the Climate Crisis: Interviews from MC2 (November 27, 2017)

Bill McKibben, Sandra Steingraber, Stephen Mulkey, and Dr. Michael Mann were interviewed for It's Hot In Here WCBN Ann Arbor. Listen to the interview from the 2017 Climate Summit at the link...

Roger Pielke Junior is Telling People To Shut Up Again (November 25, 2017)

Greg Laden explains how Roger Pielke Junior is providing an interesting and helpful response aiding to the big picture of climate change.

Science, the Courts and the Public's Interest (November 23, 2017)

Read Peter J. Fontaine's letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal.

President Trump Puts His Indifference To The Environment On Hold for Elephants (November 22, 2017)

Chris D'Angelo of Huffington Post explains how Trump's suspension of trophy imports will impact the environment.

The time to act is now (November 16, 2017)

Read this Letter to the Editor in The Centre Daily Times about how petroleum and natural gas plastics are threatening our quality of life.

Scientists And Law Suits (November 16, 2017)

Greg Laden's article for his blog explains the different law suits that climate scientists face.

When Carl Sagan Warned the World About Nuclear Winter (November 15, 2017)

Matthew R. Francis of Smithsonian magazine explains how the popular scientists took the to the presses to paint a dire picture of what nuclear war might look like. 

Fossil Fuel Burning Set to Hit Record High in 2017, scientists warn (November 13, 2017)

Damian Carrington from The Guardian explains the rise in carbon emissions.

Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientists (November 11, 2017)

Marlowe Hood, of AFP News Agency explains why we need to be doing more to combat climate change.

Dr. Michael mann on Climate Denial: 'It's Impaired Our Ability to Move Forward' (November 10, 2017)

Dr. Mann discusses why he thinks we have not reached a tipping point in the culture of climate denial. 

The world is getting warmer and wilder and that threatens all of us (November 10, 2017)

Sam Woolfe, writing for The Canary explain how the whole world is involved in climate change and combating global warming.

New Computer Modeling Helps Scientists Analyze The Effects Of Geoengineering (November 9, 2017)

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica explains the new computer modeling algorithm that can help predict the amount of gases like sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere.

Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years (November 8, 2017)

Phys.org explains how a new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world.

Blue wave seen as a rebuke to Trump's climate views (November 8, 2017)

Josh Kurtz and Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Reporters, explain how the elections this Tuesday signify a rebuke to Trump's climate views.

Let's stop debating climate change and start combating it (November 8, 2017)

Dr. Mann's commentary in CNN on how to combat climate change in the future

Syria is Signing the Paris Climate Agreement, Leaving the US Alone Against the Rest of the World (November 7, 2017)

Akshat Rathi, writer for Quartz Media, explains what it means for the US now that Syria has signed the Paris climate agreement and we are the only country not agreeing with the accord. 

Experts Ponder Why Administration Released Tough Climate Report (November 6, 2017)

Randy Showstack of The American Geophysical Union writing for EOS explains why experts are confused by the White House's climate report.

National Climate Report Finds Virtually All Global Temperature Rise Since 1950 Caused By Human Activity (November 5, 2017)

Steve Hanley of Clean Technica explains the National Climate Report that is an annual assessment mandated by Congress. 

Alarming Rise in CO2 Levels Looms Over Global Climate Change Summit (November 4, 2017)

Daniel Arkin, reporter for NBC News, explains why the World Meteorological Organization is warning the world that temperatures could continue to spike, hitting perilous levels by 2100.

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal (November 4, 2017)

Jean-Louis Santini of AFP News Agency explains the growth of renewable energy despite Trump's actions.

Science’s Top Foe in Congress Is Retiring - Scientists Rejoice (November 3, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones explains why scientists are rejoicing after their top foe in Congress decided to retire.

Here's What We've Learned About Hurricanes Since Sandy (October 30, 2017)

Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones explains how scientists can understand a lot more about how extreme weather affects the intensity of storms. 

Rising seas may bring more superstorms (October 27, 2017)

Tim Radford for Climate News Network explains how super-storms as severe as Sandy could become more frequent because of rising sea levels 

We all get poorer every time a climate disaster strikes (October 25, 2017)

New Scientists explains the long-term economic effects that global warming will have on our planet.